By Jennifer Morrison
Saturday’s Best Bet:
Saturday’s Longshot Play:
RACE 1: 2- LEGISLATOR; 4- CADFAEL; 5 – TAKE CHARGE SOUSI; 6 – PROUD RODIN
RACE 2: 7 – DOMER ALLURE; 3 – DREAMS AND SCHEMES; 2 – KNOTTY AND NICE; 6 – HIGH TREASON
The Pick 5 begins with a maiden race on the inner turf at 7 1/2 furlongs. Domer Allure, who was up for 3rd in her season debut on Tapeta, tries grass for the first time and her mum was a stakes winner on turf and a half brother is a turf winner. Dreams and Schemes is an older maiden who has fared okay on grass and note that she had a bit of trouble in her one attempt at this distance on the inner turf in 2022.
RACE 3: 5 – HATMAKER HOLIDAY; 2 – STARLIGHT RIDGE; 6- SILENT GHOST; 1 – LOADED QUESTION
RACE 4: 6- MIA AND ME; 5 – TREBUCHET; 2 – RED ZEPPELIN; 7 YORKVILLE
The first Pick 4 wager begins with a tricky maiden claiming dash on tapeta. Trainer Ed Knight sends out Mia and Me for the second time this season and this gelding’s first outing was quite good.
RACE 5: 2- PIPIT; 6- THAT GIRL ARTEMUS; 4 – WHY EM SEA AY; 8 – MOION
RACE 6: 6- BREATHING FIRE; 3- BASALT STREET; 2 – HAI BOBBI; 1- GOGO SHOES
RACE 7: 2- BAY STORM5 – OUR FLASH DRIVE; 1 – IMAGERY; 10 – ADAAY IN ASIA
The $175,000 Grade 2 Royal North Stakes is a turf sprint for fillies and mares and invader Bay Storm comes off a strong, 2nd place finish behind the remarkable Caravel, last year’s Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner. Our Flash Drive on the Grade 3 Whimsical on Tapeta in her season debut and she loves turf. The price play is Imagery, who rejoins the Lasix program and returns to her favourite grass course.
RACE 8: 1- MOIRA; 3- SOUPER HOITY TOITY; 9- KEYFLOWER; 5 – IL MALOCCHIO
The Grade 3 Belle Mahone Stakes marks the return of Horse of the Year Moira, who has a new rider for her 4-year-old opener. The champ is a stretch runner and there is not a lot of speed in the field so she will have to quicken in the stretch run. Another top filly from 2022, Souper Hoity Toity is 3 for 4 at the distance on Tapeta at Woodbine. Keyflower is a price play as she returns to an all weather surface.
RACE 9: 8 – MO TOUGH; 5- TELLTALE; 1 – INSCRUTABLE; 3 – DELAWANA PRINCESS; 5 – DIOSA CATRINA